( b. May 10, 1929 Queens, New York, USA - d. Jul 18, 2015 Santa Monica, California, USA ) Male
George Coe was an actor with extensive credits and was a longtime activist in the Screen Actors Guild. Coe acted for more than 50 years of film, television, commercial and stage work. He had a lengthy career as a commercial performer both on camera and voiceover, including six years as the voice of Toyota.
He served more than a dozen years on the SAG national board of directors, having the vice president title for two years and creating the template for what became SAG's first low-budget production contract.
Coe's Broadway theater career began in 1957 and included performing as M. Lindsey Woolsey opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of Jerry Herman's Mame and as Owen O'Malley in On The Twentieth Century.
Coe was also an original member of "Not Ready For Prime Time Players," the original cast of "Saturday Night Live," and was credited as a cast member for the first show in October, 1975.
He portrayed the head of an ad agency in "Kramer vs. Kramer" and was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1968 comedy short film "The Dove," a parody of Ingmar Bergman's films, which he co-directed as well as starred in.
Coe's TV credits included "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Max Headroom," "Murder, She Wrote," "Bones," "Judging Amy," "The King of Queens," "Nip/Tuck," "Grey's Anatomy," "Columbo," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Gilmore Girls," " The Golden Girls" and "The West Wing."
The Hollywood Division of SAG awarded Coe with the Ralph Morgan Award for service to the guild in 2009.
Source: Variety.com obituary
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